411.517. 1. The warehouseman shall maintain in a place of safety at each licensed warehouse facility current and complete records with respect to all grain delivered to, withdrawn from and received, stored or processed at that warehouse. The director may allow the warehouseman to maintain said records at the warehouseman's headquarters office on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the location from which grain payments are made. Such records shall include but not be limited to the following:
(1) A perpetual inventory showing the total quantity of each kind and class of grain received and loaded out, the quantity of each kind and class of grain remaining in the warehouse and the total storage obligations for each kind and class of grain. This record shall be kept current as of the close of each business day; except that, if no transaction takes place during a business day, a record showing the actual status as to quantity and storage obligations at the close of the next preceding business day during which recordable transactions occurred shall be deemed to be current;
(2) A register which records all grain transactions not evidenced by the warehouseman's own scale ticket, i.e., direct farm to market shipments. This register shall be updated daily showing, at a minimum, customer name, type of grain, quantity of grain, date of shipment, name of terminal or other business accepting the physical commodity, destination scale ticket number and whether the grain was delivered for storage, sale or other specified purpose;
(3) A current copy of the periodic insurance report submitted to the insurer.
2. In addition to the records required by section 411.383 and subsection 1 of this section, the warehouseman shall maintain such adequate financial records as will clearly reflect his current financial position and will clearly support any financial information required to be submitted to the director from time to time.
3. Each grain warehouseman may also be required to keep such records or make such reports as deemed necessary by the director to protect the depositor or seller of grain as set forth in this chapter and the regulations promulgated hereunder.
4. All books, records and accounts of warehousemen shall be kept and held available for examination for a period of not less than three years after the close of the period for which such book or record was required; except that, cancelled or voided warehouse receipts and the warehouse receipt register required by section 411.383 shall be kept and held available for examination for a period of not less than six years from the date of cancellation or voiding of receipts or, in the case of the register, from the last date upon which a receipt referred to therein shall have been cancelled or voided.
5. A warehouseman licensed or required to be licensed under this chapter shall keep available for examination all books, records and accounts required by this chapter and any other books, records and accounts relevant to his operating a public grain warehouse. An examination may be performed by the director or a warehouse auditor, and may take place at any time during the normal business hours of the warehouseman or, if prior notice of the examination is given to the warehouseman, at such time as is prescribed in that notice.
6. Any warehouseman licensed or required to be licensed under this chapter, or any officer, agent, employee, servant or associate of such warehouseman, who files with the director false records, scale tickets, financial statements, accounts, or withholds records, scale tickets, financial statements or accounts from the director, or who alters records, scale tickets, financial statements or accounts in order to conceal outstanding storage obligations or to conceal actual amounts of grain received for storage or for purchase, whether or not paid for, or to conceal warehouse obligations or for the purpose of misleading in any way department warehouse auditors or officials, is guilty of a class C felony.
(L. 1977 S.B. 75 § 12, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1578, A.L. 1997 H.B. 211)
Missouri General Assembly